New York Agrees to Pay $40 Million in Reparations to Central Park Five

New York City has reached a settlement with the Central Park Five, the group of men who — in 1989 — were charged with and convicted of the rape and battery of a woman in Central Park, only to be proven innocent and have their convictions overturned years later, after they had served their full sentences. The city has… » 6/20/14 12:40pm 6/20/14 12:40pm

De Blasio Staffer Loses Job for Being a 'Bimbo' Who Dates Eliot Spitzer

Lis Smith handled communications for Bill de Blasio during his campaign and throughout his transition, and was widely expected to join him in the mayor's office. Instead, she was unceremoniously dumped from the job just before the new year. The reason was the public discovery that Smith is in a relationship with… » 1/17/14 6:30pm 1/17/14 6:30pm

Bill de Blasio, the Anti-Bloomberg, Wins Democratic Mayoral Primary

According to exit poll results, early returns, and the live streaming video from the Team de Blasio block party in Brooklyn, Bill de Blasio will win the democratic mayoral primary, though it’s unclear whether he will hit the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Currently, Thompson is behind de Blasio in votes,… » 9/10/13 11:04pm 9/10/13 11:04pm

Maureen Dowd Misquotes Candidate's Wife to Make Her Sound Homophobic

Today, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Maureen Dowd that quoted New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying some kinda anti-lesbian stuff about candidate (and lesbian) Christine Quinn's ability to relate to other women. But it turns out that what Dowd said McCray said… » 8/21/13 4:30pm 8/21/13 4:30pm

Cynthia Nixon Patiently Explains Why She's Not Pro-Christine Quinn

As the New York mayoral race kicks off, Sex and The City and Broadway actress Cynthia Nixon has been organizing LGBT and women-geared fundraisers on behalf of the public advocate Bill de Blasio. She's also had to set a number of people — including, via awkward email, Alec Baldwin — straight (so to speak) about not… » 5/25/13 6:00pm 5/25/13 6:00pm